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About Evergreen


Ginger Guo, China Director

As China Director, Ginger represents the Evergreen field to the board, supports the Evergreen leadership, assists the field to carry out Evergreen’s purpose consistent with its core values, and serves as a catalyst for healthy change within Evergreen.

Ginger is a very gifted, visionary and forward-thinking leader.  She has worked in Evergreen for fifteen years in several different roles. Ginger received her university degree in accounting and later earned a counseling license. She is an enthusiastic learner, having taken coursework in executive coaching, theology, and leadership development. She is passionate about cross-cultural leadership and improving Evergreen services, focusing on localizing current and future projects.  Ginger is married and has two children.


Board of Directors

Ed Ward, Chairman
Board Member since 2013
Retired US Air Force Colonel

Michael Pocock Ph.D., Vice-Chair
Board Member since 1993
Senior Professor Emeritus and Adjunct Professor, Dallas Theological Seminary

Anne Means, M.D., Secretary
Board Member since 2006
Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin Medical School

Bret Wichert, Treasurer
Board Member since 2017
Vice President of Finance, Association of Christian Schools International

Ralph Gates 
Board Member since 2011
Retired Senior Vice President, Cook Communications Ministries International 

Fay Chao
Board Member since 2006
Oversees the Chinese ministry at Family Life Canada, Power to Change Ministries

Andrew Cole, M.D.
Board Member since 2012
Chief Medical Officer, HammondCare, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Australia

Mark Strand, Ph.D.
Board Member since 2016
Professor, School of Pharmacy and Department of Public Health, North Dakota State University

Joann Pittman
Board Member since 2017
Author, Senior Vice-President of ChinaSource and editor of ZGBriefs

Jonathan Lee, J.D.
Board Member since 2013 (ex officio)
Chief Executive Officer of Evergreen US

Don Mortenson
Board Member from 2001-2016 and since 2019
Staff Secretary to the Board of Trustees and Special Assistant to the President at Seattle Pacific University